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News Archive - November 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks to cut 17,000 jobs
November 23, 2011
Nokia Siemens Networks, the world's second largest maker of mobile phone network equipment, is to axe 17,000 jobs, nearly a quarter of its workforce, to help save about 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion) a year.
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Researchers find new way to hide messages in VoIP
November 15, 2011
Researchers have devised a new scheme for hiding secret data within VoIP packets, making it possible to carry on legitimate voice conversations while stolen data piggybacks on the call undetected, making its way to thieves on the outside.
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Verizon Expands VoIP Services in Asia-Pacific
November 14, 2011
Verizon has expanded its VoIP service within the Asia-Pacific region, enabling multinational companies in key commercial hubs across the region to take advantage of a wide range of the latest unified communications and collaboration applications to help increase productivity and efficiency.
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AT&T bringing 'real' 4G to six new cities this month
November 14, 2011
AT&T will turn its 4G network on in Charlotte, N.C., Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In total, it will have 15 markets covered by the end of this month.
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Cloud 101: What the heck do IaaS, PaaS and SaaS companies do?
November 14, 2011
Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months. But if you don’t know the difference between terms such as PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, don’t fret — you’re far from alone.
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Telepresence driving videoconferencing market
November 14, 2011
As businesses increasingly adopt enterprise-grade telepresence tools, the global videoconferencing market will surge at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.5 percent from this year to 2016, when it will reach US$1.1 billion.
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Cable Operators Take Issue With VoIP Outage Reporting Proposal
November 14, 2011
Cable and phone trade associations and companies have told the FCC that they have problems with the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau's proposal to mandate outage reporting requirements on interconnected VoIP and broadband service providers.
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Blue Jeans Network Beats Microsoft To Lync, Skype Connection
November 10, 2011
Blue Jeans Network, a cloud-based videoconferencing service, announced that it is able to join videoconference participants via Lync and via Skype, as well as those participating via room-based systems from Cisco Systems, Polycom, Logitech LifeSize, and others.
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China Telecom to give the U.S. wireless business a shot
November 9, 2011
The Chinese telecommunications provider wants to break into the U.S. market with its own service next year. The company intends to go after Chinese Americans and tourists with its offer, which would provide one line for use in the U.S, and another that would work in China.
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AT&T Offering VoIP International Calls For Anyone With A Smartphone
November 8, 2011
AT&T this week unveiled a new VoIP app that allows users to make inexpensive international long distant calls using your existing wireless service. Best of all, it requires no monthly recurring charge, prepaid balance, commitment term, or AT&T wireless service.
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Republic Wireless to Offer Unlimited Plan for $20
November 3, 2011
Startup Republic Wireless expects to offer unlimited cell phone plans for $20 per month, providing an alternative to more expensive plans for budget-conscious customers.
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